Manchu Language

Manchu (Manchu: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ, manju gisun) is a critically endangered East Asian Tungusic language native to the historical region of Manchuria in Northeast China. As the traditional native language of the Manchus, it was one of the official languages of the Qing dynasty (1636–1912) of China and in Inner Asia, though today the vast majority of Manchus now speak only Mandarin Chinese. Now, several thousand can speak Manchu as a second language through governmental primary education or free classes for adults in classrooms or online.The Manchu language enjoys high historical value for historians of China, especially for the Qing dynasty. Manchu-language …


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